After briefing the President Buhari on the #EndSars protests, the President has ordered Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, to address the concerns of Nigeria.
The Inspector-General of Police briefed the President on the ongoing #EndSars protests in the country on the 4th of October, 2020. The IGP banned SARS, as well as other police tactical units from conducting stop-and-search operations, mounting of police checkpoints, and other activities nationwide.
The series of tweets to #EndSars has gone viral, as citizens from other countries such as Ghana to as far as the United States are protesting.
The president made the order alongside appealing with the Nigerian youths, on his Twitter account.
“I appeal for the patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known”.
“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice”.
“I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people”.
“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”